Slides in this set
INFORMAL SOCIAL CONTROL:
CONTROL BASED ON THE APPROVAL AND DISAPPROVAL OF THOSE
AROUND US; EG. PEERS & FAMILY.
FORMAL SOCIAL CONTROL:
BEHAVIOUR IS CONTROLLED THROUGH ORGANISATIONS
THAT EXIST TO ENFORCE ORDER; EG. THE POLICE.…read more
WHY DO PEOPLE COMMIT CRIME?
Kleptomania- illness. Stealing things Lombroso believed crime could be
they do not need. Impulsive. explained genetically.
Psychopath feed no guilt and can be Some people are born criminal.
Can be identified by their physical
Schizophrenics are people who have features- long ears, large foreheads,
spilt personalities, and don't often know extra fingers.
they have committed crime
PMT- stress caused by menstruation can
make women act irrationally.…read more
Explain one non sociological
explanation for criminal behaviour.
One non sociological explanation for crime is
that some people commit crime because they
are biologically predisposed to do so.
For example, Lombroso suggested that criminals
could be identified by their physical features
such as long ear or large foreheads.…read more
SOCIOLOGISTS EXPLAIN CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR
IN TERMS OF SOCIAL FACTORS.
Inadequate socialisation. Opportunity to commit crime.
Influenced by a negative Areas where employment and
family background. educational opportunities are
Eg if a child comes from a low, people may turn to illegal
parentally deprived home ways of achieving success.
and is not taught societies
norms and values- more Williams study of the
likely to be prone to crime. cocaine kids showed kids brought
drugs as there was low
The new right unemployment but many
would agree with this opportunities to commit crime.
explanation of criminal